Phuong Nguyen, Director, Product Marketing, NSS Labs and Bhaarath Venkateswaran, Director, Product Management, NSS Labs
On September 20th, we released the results of our Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System 4.0 Group Test. The test included products from six of the industry’s leading NGIPS vendors: Forcepoint, Fortinet, IBM, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, and Trend Micro. This fourth iteration of our NGIPS group test measured:
•Security effectiveness – A security product that fails to protect what’s important to you can lead to catastrophic consequences for your organization. Understanding a product’s capability to provide protection against exploits including evasion techniques will help you evaluate which NGIPS product is the best fit for your organization.
•Performance – Thanks to the rapid adoption of social media, streaming video, teleconferencing, and other bandwidth-intensive technologies, network behavior is changing rapidly. Which NGIPS products have adapted, and what should you consider when you are designing your next-generation network?
•Total cost of ownership (TCO) – Your expenses don’t end when you purchase a product. Installation costs (people), software maintenance, and ongoing policy and log maintenance are some of the expenses you should plan for. Which products have the lowest TCO over a multi-year period?